About Me


I’m a full-time working mom with an amazingly supportive husband, John, and two boys John-John (15) and Justin (9). We live in the DC metro area.

Jenns1stBookshelvesI’ve been reviewing books for around 14 years now, but decided to take the plunge and create a blog in March of 2008. Reading has always been a big part of my life. Since I can remember, I’ve always had a book nearby or a book in hand. I began blogging about books because I love to discuss and recommend books.My oldest son was/is an reluctant reader, so blogging has actually improved our relationship because I’ve been able to discover books that interest him.  My youngest, on the other hand, has been a reader since birth and devours books just as quickly as I do!

In addition to reviewing books for my blog, I am also a founding member of Bloggers Recommend. Additionally, I assist various public library systems in creating reading group resources and discussion topics.  Finally, I lead a healthy and active fiction book club at my home away from home, One More Page Books in Arlington, VA.

If you have any questions about my reviews, the books I blog about, or about me in general, please stop by my Contact Me page or email me at jennsbookshelf@gmail.com.

To submit a title for review consideration, please visit my Review Request page.

6 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Jennifer Miller
    Twitter: propjen

    Hi Jenn!

    You looked so friendly in your picture, so I thought I’d get in touch. My debut novel, “The Year of the Gadfly” is coming out from Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt next year. I hope you’ll take a look at it on my website: http://www.byjennifermiller.com I grew up in DC and wrote a good chunk of my book at Politics and Prose. Do you ever go there?

    All best,

  2. Louise Hopping
    Twitter: hoppingreads

    Jenn, Love your site! I’d be really interested to hear what your 11-year-old, John-John, has latched onto for reading and how you helped get him there. I’ve been teaching 6th grade for 20 years (and reading stacks of tween books for my classroom library) and just started blogging my reviews. My mission is to hook tweens on reading, and I’m constantly looking for new tricks. :)

  3. Adriana Ryan

    Hey Jenn! I’m trying to subscribe to your blog through email, but Feed Burner says your blog isn’t set up for that. I clicked on it via your sidebar. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

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